The Golden Caves
Dambulla the largest and preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka where provided a cover to refugee King Valagamba became one of the powerful Sinhalese imperials.
History of Dambulla attached with Ibbankattuwa pre historical interment which is 27000 years old, human bones found in giving evidence of civilization long before that the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
Dambulla golden temple as representative of the ancient era of Sinhala sculpture and art added a historical, archaeological and artistic significances and due to the unique value of there, UNESCO declared it as one of the World Heritages on 1991.
Also cave temple is a wilderness monastery with wonder of painted 05 caves since 1st century BC, as on a rock 350ft high from foothill where mystic panoramic sighting of Sigiriya Kandalama Ritigala mountains and more over the horizon if the clouds are cleared.
Top things to do in Dambulla
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Minneriya Wild Elephants
- Pidurangala Rock
- Buddhist Museum & Museum of Wall Paintings
- Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
- Kalu Diya Pokuna